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Department of Environmental Quality

1410 N Hilton
Boise, ID
83706

WEBSITE:
www.deq.idaho.gov

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208 373-0333

 

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Environmental Hydrogeologist

Scientist 3

Department of Environmental Quality

Open for Recruitment: December 6, 2017 - December 20, 2017
Announcement # 07034028285
Salary Range: $22.68 - $26.36 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

DEQ is committed to protecting human health and the quality of Idaho's air, land, and water.

The State Office is filling a position for a Scientist 3.  The successful candidate will conduct source water assessments, hydrogeologist/geologist work, and work on remediation for ground water and soils.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Source Water Assessment: Ground water and aquifer characteristics, modeling, and report writing
  • Hydrogeologist/Geologist: Aquifer characteristics, analytical data evaluation, understanding of geological and hydrogeological principles, aquifers and ground water, and be proficient in analysis and interpretation of environmental data
  • Remediation for ground water and soils: Including some experience in ground water and soils remediation procedures and techniques

Minimum Qualification:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in the physical or biological sciences or related field; AND at least four years’ experience in scientific assessment, environmental protection and pollution control techniques, such as designing, reviewing, or implementing scientific projects, investigations remediation projects, monitoring projects; or organizing and interpreting laboratory and field data; performing activities associated with pollution prevention and mitigation; and recommending and overseeing the completion of remedial actions. 

OR

Possession of a Master’s degree in the sciences or related field; AND two years’ experience as defined above.

OR

Possession of a Doctor of Philosophy in the sciences or related field.

Specialty Minimum Qualifications (required for this position): 

  • Remediation (3116) - Considerable knowledge of remediation. Typically gained through possession of a college degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, Geophysics, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Soil Science, Chemical, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field; OR education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree; AND two (2) years of work experience in investigating, monitoring and remediating past contamination, evaluating fate and transport of contaminants, applying short-term and long-term control and clean-up technologies; OR, possess an unrelated college degree AND have successfully completed two (2) years of environmental college-level coursework supplemented with four (4) years full-time work experience as outlined above;
    OR
    At least eight (8) years of work experience in investigating, monitoring and remediating past contamination, evaluating fate and transport of contaminants, applying short-term and long-term control and clean-up technologies, and/or interpretation and application of federal and/or state environmental rules and regulations. 
  • Water (3022) - Education and experience in areas of aquifer assessment, aquifer protection, ground water or surface and drinking water pollution; such as designing, reviewing or implementing any of the following: water contamination investigations, groundwater remediation projects, TMDL evaluations, groundwater and surface or drinking water monitoring projects. Typically met by possession of a Bachelor’s degree with coursework in either geology, hydrogeology, geophysics, environmental science, geochemistry, environmental health, environmental or civil engineering, soil science, or in a closely related field AND approximately three (3) years of full-time work experience in the areas of aquifer assessment, aquifer protection, ground water or surface and drinking water pollution; such as designing, reviewing or implementing any of the following: water contamination investigations, groundwater remediation projects, TMDL evaluations, groundwater and surface or drinking water monitoring projects.
    OR
    Possession of a Master’s degree in any of the previously listed fields AND approximately two (2) years of full-time work experience performing the previous examples of work.
  • Environmental Rules and Regulations (5647) - Knowledge of environmental rules and regulations.  Typically met by successful completion of at least one (1) college level course covering topics related to interpretation and application of federal and/or state environmental rules; OR
    At least six (6) months experience involving interpretation and application of federal and/or state environmental rules.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours at a time
  • Ability to reach and bend for filing purposes
  • Some periods of heavy reading and typing required
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds when working with file boxes
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Ability to climb ladders, staircases, work on uneven terrain
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds over rough terrain
  • Ability to work in adverse or inclement weather
  • Ability to work in extreme hot or cold temperatures both outside and inside
  • Ability to work on elevated instrument platforms, ladders, etc.
  • Must be able to swim and perform field monitoring work without on-site assistance or supervision
  • Occasional travel required
  • May come into contact with hazardous waste/materials
  • Eyesight needs to be 20/20 (as corrected) to observe field compliance

Exam:  Checklist/Narrative. You will receive a score based on your answers. You must receive a minimum rating of 70 to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is complete.

How to Apply:  Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.  When completing or updating your online application information, all items in the Application Checklist must be complete or your application may not be referred to the hiring agency.  Complete Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type, and select the following:

  • Department of Environmental Quality under "Agencies"
  • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities"

The Department of Environmental Quality may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of drivers' license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.

To learn more about state employee benefits, DEQ, or Idaho in general, please visit the links below:

State Employee Benefits
Department of Environmental Quality
Idaho Community Information

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